Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Adults

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year post may attract a recruitment premium
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Old Age
Contract Type
Full Time
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North East CMHT for older people services into North and East of York Locality, over 65 population is approximately around 25000. The team receives about 432 referrals each year. The CMHT provides Monday Friday 9am - 5pm assessment and treatment services which include the provision of care for older people with functional mental health problems as well as complex organic care for patients in their own homes.

This is full-time post. The Consultant will provide input working to 7.5 direct clinical care (7.5DCC) and 2.5 supporting professional activities (2.5 SPA) work programme for the East team.

The post is based at the Huntington House, Jockey Lane, York YO32 9XW where CMHT is based too. The Consultant has a designated office space and secretarial support 0.4 and periodic Foundation Year Trainee placement. This post holder will provide clinical and educational supervision to any junior doctor posted with them.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing a community based psychiatric service to older people in the North-East Community Hub, working in and providing clinical leadership to the West older peoples team (7.5 PAs- DCC & 2.5 PAs- SPA).

Working to provide clinical leadership to the East older peoples team and overall responsibility for the medical aspects of care of patients in that sector (7.5PA)

About us

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Tees Valley, North Yorkshire, York and Selby. We are Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. We provide mental health and learning disability services to people of all ages.

We deliver a range of community and in-patient care across adult mental health, children and young peoples services, mental health services for older people and forensic services. We have over 7,000 staff working across more than 90 sites.

With an annual operating income of over £420 million, we work in partnership with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, voluntary organisations, the private sector, as well as people who use our services, their families and carers. Geographically were one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, spanning County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby.

Job description Job responsibilities

A full job description and person specification for this post can be found attached to this advert .

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Qualification or higher degree in medical education, clinical research or management.
  • MRCPsych
  • Additional clinical qualifications.
Experience Essential
  • Excellent knowledge in specialty
  • Excellent clinical skills using bio-psycho-social perspective and wide medical knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Able to manage clinical complexity and uncertainty
  • Makes decisions based on evidence and experience including the contribution of others
  • Able to meet duties under MHA and MCA
  • Wide range of specialist and sub-specialist experience relevant to post within NHS or comparable service

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